How Learning Works – Lessons from the Pros

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching is an outstanding reference for teachers. It holds particular value for college instructors who are subject matter experts but may lack expertise in the principles of teaching and learning which includes many adjuncts and new full-time instructors. ..... (read more)

Applied Computer Skills


Good college instructors never assume anything. They know that one of the worst things instructors can do is overlook or misunderstand any special software they are expected to use. However, by taking a few precautions an instructor can keep a software surprise from becoming a hard shock. ..... (read more)

College Instructor Computer Skills

Computer skills are vital for virtually every college instructor. What should you do if you lack those skills?

Computer Skills Required to Teach College Courses

As a prospective college adjunct there are two things you should do when it comes to computer skills. First, find out what is expected. Second, upgrade your skills where they are lacking. ..... (read more)

Improved College Teaching Assistance


The Adjunct Assistance website is being revised. You will see a change in appearance as well as organization. Article Categories have been revised to help readers more easily find the information they seek. This remains a work in progress. A few articles are yet to be published. ..... (read more)

Bloom’s Taxonomy Basics

Does the application of Bloom’s Taxonomy to teaching help students learn at a higher level? The answer is yes. It can turn a student into a thinker. *

For decades, teachers at all levels, from kindergarten through college, have improved the quality of their teaching and increased the level at which their students learn with one simple teaching job aide. That aide is a list comprised of what are most commonly called Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs. These instructors create richer learning experiences for their students, and students retain more useful knowledge in the process. ..... (read more)